Old Capital of Bahrain

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Old Capital of Bahrain

On this half-day tour, learn about the 19th century history and lifestyle of Bahrain as you walk through the alleyways in the Muharraq Island, explore the traditional architecture and savour local delicacies being served for over two centuries.


  • Tour code: AWB11
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Explore the 19th century Gulf Islamic architecture at the Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House
  • Appreciate the traditional Islamic architecture with Islamic arch, gypsum panels and Arabic calligraphy at Shaikh Ebrahim Centre
  • Witness Bahraini women indulged in the traditional art of Kurar at the Kurar House
  • Savour sweet delicacies at the Muharraq Souq

Itinerary details

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  • Old Capital of Bahrain

    After being picked up from your hotel in the morning, you will head towards the Muharraq Island for a tour of the old capital. Start your excursion by visiting the Shaikh Isa Bin Ali House, the residence of current king’s great-great-grandfather. A beautiful specimen of the 19th century of Gulf Islamic architecture, the house has four different wings adorned with carved wooden doors and perforated gypsum panels. Next, you head to Shaikh Ebrahim Centre, a new building boasting traditional architecture, built on a plot of land that belonge d to the house of an intellectual named Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa. The building hosts a series of rotating lectures, exhibitions and recitals by prominent writers, philosophers and artists from all over the world. Your next stop will be the stunning Kurar House where Bahraini ladies practise the art of Kurar, an embroidery form that uses a golden thread. Spend some time at the leafy courtyard surrounded by rooms displaying handmade garments and watch women wielding needle and thread in a room. End the day by visiting the Muharraq Souq, popular for its sweets, especially halwa which is a sticky sweetmeat still made in the traditional way in enormous copper pots. You may also want to savour a few delicacies at Hussein Mohamed Showaiter Sweets before you call it a day.  Read More

What's Included?

  • Meet and greet services.
  • Transport by air-conditioned Car.
  • Sightseeing as per the program.
  • Service of English speaking Guide.
  • Half Day Excursion without Lunch ( Time 09.00Hrs to 13.00Hrs).
  • All monument fees.
  • Water/Juice onboard the Car.

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visas fees.
  • Guide or local escort gratuities.
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
  • Drinks and dining rooms, tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance.
  • Supplements during special event periods in Bahrain.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing. 
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